March 2, 2007

European Championship attracts Champion entry

European B Championships

We received a mail from the guys over at Bonisio informing us that the entries for this years Euro ‘B’ Championships, in Tolmin Slovenia, are filling up fast and attracting some quality drivers to boot. British Junior Champion Ian Campbell and Slovenian National Champion Jernej Vuga are the latest Champions to confirm their entry for the EFRA European Championship 1:8 IC Track B 2007 that takes place on the 25th – 27th of May. The latter driver has the benefit of local track knowledge, which combined with international experience and having been a Vice Champion at the 2003 Euro B’s in Switzerland, will make Vuga one of the favourites for the event. Vuga has also confirmed his move from Serpent to new sponsor, Mugen, for the 2007 season.

Source: EFRA Euros []

March 1, 2007

HB Front Solid Axle Set V.3

HB Front Solid Axle Set V.3

Hot Bodies have released this front solid axle set for use with their Cyclone 190mm toruing car. This axle comes as standard with the Cyclone World Champion Edition and now it is available to be used in all other versions of the car. The Version 3 of this axle set uses steel outdrives which increases durability and therefore increases the time between rebuilds.

Using the valuable ‘spool’ effect, you will get maximum front traction on all types of tracks. From tight, twisty tracks with high traction to wide, low traction surfaces, you get the advantage of outbraking the competition and turning tight into the corner!

Source: Hot Bodies []

March 1, 2007 Race 2007 – Announcement Race 2007

Our good friends over at Spanish site Coches RC have asked us to put up a post about their upcoming race to be held in Bilbao, Spain. Being run for the 5th time, this years event will take place on the 16th to 18th of March at the Mega Park circuit in the city and will run with 1/10th 200mm as well as 1/8th Rally Game and 1/18th Micro classes. The event is open to everyone and international visitors are welcome to race and take part in the fun in the sun.

To find out more information go here, and to sign up go here and leave your details.

March 1, 2007

LRP Sphere Competition TC Spec digital

LRP Sphere Competition TC Spec digital

LRP have released their latest speed controller, the Sphere Competition TC Spec digital, which has been designed to cope with the extreme stresses of modern day electric touring car racing. Designed for use with brushed and brushless motors, this is the same speedo that Ronald Völker used to win the DHI Cup back in January and as well as sporting a low profile heat sink with integrated cooling fan, the controller can be used equally well with 4 to 6 cells and sports launch control as well as improved braking capabilities over previous versions.

Source: LRP []

February 28, 2007

Motonica P8.0 Classic 2wd

Motonica P8.0 Classic

Just before the Nürnberg toy fair we showed you the new product range from Motonica which amongst other things included the all new P8.0 Classic, a 2wd flat pan chassis. This was a strange choice of car to start producing, considering the numbers involved in this class which really only exists in the south of Europe, but despite this fact Motonica have created a rather attractive and i’m sure competitive car. Sporting a full carbon fibre chassis plate the car is rear wheel drive and receives the power to its back wheels through a belt from the single speed gearbox shaft. The center part of the car is taken from the P8.0 4wd chassis which includes the fuel tank as well as the cars innovative radio mounting system that sports 2 laydown servos, whilst the front of the car is mounted on top of a floating front plate, as is the norm in this class. The car looks good and there is a lot of interest in it from the Classique class faithful, so who knows perhaps we may see a new resurgence of this class in the near future.

View more images of this car here… content

February 28, 2007

John Sotiropoulos wins Rd1 of 2007 Greek Nats

John Sotiropoulos

Defending Greek National Champion John Sotiropoulos has started this year where he left off last year by taking the win in round 1 of the Greek 1/8th scale Nationals held at the Arena Racing circuit. The Serpent driver topped the timing sheets after qualifying and was able to convert that position into a win in the main final despite a problem in the race that dropped him back a lap on the leader. Sotiropoulos finished 1 lap ahead of Kyosho racer Vagelis Totomis who finished 2nd with another Serpent racer Mimis Papadopoulos in 3rd.

In the final Sotiropoulos was having a good battle with Kyosho driver Totomis but an error during his first pit stop saw the Serpent driver drop a full lap. Rejoining the race the defending Champion chased down leader Totomis and with 2 minutes of the 30 minute final remaining retook the lead.

Source: Serpent []

February 28, 2007

Bernhard Bopp wins German South Rd4

Bopp Bernhard

Hot Bodies racer Bernhard Bopp has won the modified class at round 4 of the South Germany regionals that took place 2 weekends ago on the MCSS Althengstett race track. Bernhard who only started from 3rd position after qualifying behind Dominik Fleischmann and Felix Bischoff managed to win the 1st and 3rd finals to take the overall win, with Fleischmann and Bischoff finishing in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the Stock class it was Erik Dankel that took the round win after starting from the TQ spot with Reto Dobler and Florian Ring coming home in 2nd and 3rd to complete the podium.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Xray []

February 27, 2007

Marc Kreisig wins Kyosho on-road Masters, Austria

Kyosho on-road Masters

Marc Kreisig has shown he was the class of the field at last weekends Kyosho on road Masters held in Wiener Neustadt near Vienna, Austria. The Kyosho racer managed to win the aggregated finals to take the overall win and was followed home by Xray NT1 racer, and race TQ, Manuel Huber who finished 2nd. In third was the NT1 designer and Xray owner Juraj Hudy who had a very good result despite the tough competition and a few problems in the race itself.

Although the driver had some bad luck they were very satisfied with the car’s performance because Martin and Manuel made very fast lap times in each final and were faster than the rest of the pack. However, with the touring bodies they were not able to beat the winner Marc Kreisig who was using a Lola body. For the next race with open bodies Team XRAY will be ready with Lola body.

You can read the full event report here.

Source: Xray []